Awesome Art & Design

City Lights Globe

City Lights Globe

It’s a standard globe under normal light. But it literally shines the most when it’s dark: LED lights softly glow and mimic the look of our planet at night when viewed from space.

Typeshelf

Typeshelf

Part of Ufuk Keskin’s Flatobjects series, Typeshelf turns the symbol into the symbolized – or is the other way around? Either way, you can also have your order customized with your own design.

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Bioshock Infinite Cosplay

Bioshock Infinite Cosplay

Bioshock Infinite isn’t even out yet, but it’s as if Elizabeth herself opened a tear from the game world and walked into ours, thanks to cosplayer Ormeli and her accurate and beautiful work.

Quentin vs. Coen Prints

Quentin vs. Coen Prints

A dizzying array of beautiful posters and prints from Spoke Art’s Quentin vs Coen art show, featuring art from a variety of artists paying homage to the two directors and their classic films.

Horrible Movie Clichés

Horrible Movie Clichés

Some of the worst sins of the reel world presented as humorous infographics by design studio Wing for the New York International Film Festival. We’re not sure about the movie ≠ film part though.

Yacht Island Designs

Yacht Island Designs

Renting an island? Pfff. How about owning a moving, floating island? Yacht Island Design’s unique hull lets them build unconventional themed yachts. They should make a LOST-themed yacht.

Website Propaganda Posters

Website Propaganda Posters

There’s a war on the Web, and netizens are divided into three camps – Facebook, Google and Twitter. We think 4chan will disagree, but we’d rather not imagine what their posters would look like.

Playing Cards Re-Interpreted

Playing Cards Re-Interpreted

Tang Yau Hoong plays around with the elements of playing cards, changing and adding suits and ranks, as with the Stegosaurus of Diamonds. Can you figure out the name of the other cards?

Ode to Odd Instruments

Ode to Odd Instruments

Michael Hearst plays a tune using unique instruments, including a stylophone, theremin and quirkier ones like the otamatone and the daxophone. He should’ve used a waterphone too.

LEGO Imagine Ads

LEGO Imagine Ads

LEGO murals by blackbulb creations for Ogilvy’s bus stop ads in Singapore. When viewed head on, the murals provide a LEGO-fied view of the actual surroundings behind the frame.

A History of the Title Sequence

A History of the Title Sequence

A meta-title sequence for a fictional documentary about the title sequence by Jurjen Versteeg. Features the names of some of the best title designers and their trademark elements or effects.

Depth of Speed: The Bond

Depth of Speed: The Bond

Sky Lund talks about his love for the classic BMW 2002 sports sedan. Even if you’re not into cars, I think we can all relate to Lund’s passion and agree that his ride is one fine piece of work.

Kinect Music Video

Kinect Music Video

A Kinect, a laptop, an LED projector and a program called FaceTracker were used to project the visuals on the face of BELL vocalist Olga Bell in real time in this video for their single Chase No Face.

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Chromatic RPM Prints

Chromatic RPM Prints

Paul Octavious provides a fresh, dynamic yet familiar perspective, capturing the hypnotic swirl of vinyl records as they spin. Features records of the Beatles, Firefall, Dan Fogelberg and Burl Ives.

Decision Coins

Decision Coins

Too lazy to call heads or tails? Making a choice doesn’t get simpler than this. Made of “old English pennies, flattened, stamped and polished by hand.” If Two-Face was British, he’d probably use this.

California Series Desks and Tables

California Series Desks and Tables

The Golden State – you can live in it, skate it, and now you can eat and work on it. These beautiful wooden desks are made by J. Rusten Furniture Studio. Made of salvaged Claro walnut and steel.

Umbro: Blackout

Umbro: Blackout

Chris Silas Neal’s promo video for Umbro’s New York Cosmos Blackout collection. It tells the tale of hall of famer Carlos Alberto Torres’ arrival in the middle of the infamous ’77 blackout.

BMW Art Car Collection

BMW Art Car Collection

Now you can view and learn more about each of the 17 “works of art on wheels” of the legendary BMW Art Car collection online, from Andy Warhol’s BMW M1 to Olafur Eliasson’s H2R prototype.

Dyslexie Font

Dyslexie Font

Dyslexie is a typeface specially designed and proven in studies to help dyslexics read. Designed by Christian Boer (who is also dyslexic) of Studiostudio. Too bad it’s so expensive.

Up House Replica

Up House Replica

It’s not going to fly, but at least you can live in it. Bangerter House obtained permission from Disney to build a life-sized (2800 sq.ft.) replica of the iconic house from the movie Up.

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The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook

The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook

Made by Pascal Monaco and his fellow students as their graduate project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. How many pages would the Michael Bay cookbook have?

Tattly Temporary Tattoos

Tattly Temporary Tattoos

From the founder of swissmiss comes a hip new store for temporary tattoos. Since Tattly is online, people can easily submit designs, so pretty soon there’ll be something for everyone.

Fan-made Bioshock Posters

Fan-made Bioshock Posters

Stefan Petit spent 6 months recreating all of the posters he could find in Bioshock. Unfortunately he can’t sell the posters without getting sued, but at least we can download them for free.

Odo Yakuza Tokyo

Odo Yakuza Tokyo

A photo essay of the infamous Japanese mob by Anton Kusters, perhaps the only Westerner allowed such intimate and long term access to the Yakuza. Book leaf through here; interview here.

LetterMPress iPad App

LetterMPress iPad App

LetterMPress lets you experience traditional letterpress printing on the iPad. Every step of the process is emulated, providing a familiar interface for experts and a friendly start for beginners.

HPosters Harry Potter Comics

HPosters Harry Potter Comics

(SPOILERS) HPosters are Lucy Knisley‘s series of illustrated and lighthearted re-telling of all of the Harry Potter books. You can download high-res versions of the posters for free here.

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